2013 Inductees



Aaron Watkins – 2001 Red Mountain High School, Golf - VIDEO
Aaron Watkins, member of the Red Mountain High School golf team, won the team State Championship three times and the team Regional Championship four times, earning All-State honors twice.  During high school, Watkins won four national tournament titles: the Junior Tour Tournament of Champions, the JGAA Spring Classic, the IJGT, and the FCWT.  He won the Antigua-Mitt Coggins tournament and was named “Best of the Rest by the Arizona Republic.”  Watkins competed for Kansas State University as their team captain.  He earned All-Big 12 honors in 2003 and 2004.  Watkins posted two collegiate victories, holds the KSU records for career rounds played (136) and career tournaments played (49) and is fourth in career stroke average at 74.30.  While at KSU he qualified for the PGA Tour. Professionally, Watkins has won twice. He played the Gateway Tour, played the Nationwide Tour, and is a member of the PGA Tour.  He participated in the 2012 US Open and tied for 15th


Albie Lopez - 1989 Westwood High School, Baseball
Albie Lopez, a right-handed Pitcher for the Westwood Warriors. Played at Mesa Community College before being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1991.  His first MLB game was played July 6, 1993. Additionally, he played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays where he earned Player of the Week in 2000, Arizona Diamondbacks where he was part of the 2001 World Series winning team, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals., Pittsburgh Pirates, and Seattle Mariners organizations.  Lopez pitched his first shutout in 1994.  During his 11-year baseball career, Lopez compiled 297 games pitched, 92 games saved, 841.1 innings pitched, 47 wins, 558 strikeouts, and a 4.94 earned run average.  



Brian Banks – 1989 Mountain View High School, Baseball - VIDEO
As a Mountain View baseball player, Brian Banks started for three years, earning the East Valley Region and Arizona All-State Team honors all three years. He was named the 1989 State of Arizona Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year.  Banks was drafted in the 6th round by the Baltimore Orioles, but chose to attend college.  Banks attended Brigham Young University, where he was named to the NCAA All-American Team.  In 1993, Banks was drafted in the 2nd round by the Milwaukee Brewers.  Playing first in the Minor Leagues, Banks was named MVP of the Double-A All Star game in 1995.  Called up to the Major Leagues in 1996, Banks played for the Brewers for four seasons.  In 2000, Banks signed with the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in Japan and participated in the Japan Series Championship.  He signed with the Florida Marlins in 2001.  In 2003, the Marlins won the World Series by defeating the New York Yankees.  Banks retired from baseball following the 2004 season. Banks played First Base, Left Field, and Catcher in the Major Leagues.

Following retirement from baseball in 2004, Brian returned to school and graduated from Dental school in 2011. Following dental school, Brian completed a 2 year residency in pediatric dentistry. Brian is currently working in private practice as a pediatric dentist in the Gilbert area. Brian is married to his wife Tarrah and together they have 4 children: Davis (10), Carter (8), Hudson (6), and Sadie (3).


Charlie Beljan, 2003 Red Mountain High School, Golf - VIDEO
Charlie Beljan was the 2001 AIA 5A State Champion.  Beljan was twice named Arizona Player of the Year.  The next year he won the 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur. He golfed for University of New Mexico, where he won three times and was an All-American in 2007, and won the 2006 Arizona State Amateur.  At UNM, Beljan was named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, selected to the MWC All-Conference team, and named to the PING All-Southwest Region team. Beljan began his pro career on the Gateway Tour from 2008 – 2011, winning seven times.  He quailed for the U. S. Open in 2008 & 2009.  He earned his PGA Tour card in 2012, with his first win at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.


Kristen Campos – 2001 Dobson High School, Golf - VIDEO
Kristen Campos played in the Junior Worlds in 1998 and 1999 and was a member of the America’s Cup Team in 1999 and 2000.  As a member of the Dobson golf team, she earned East Valley All-Region Team honors all four years, AIA All-State Team honors all four years, and was East Valley Region Individual Champion twice.  She won the Texas-Oklahoma Championship in 1998 and participated in the US Girls Junior Championship in 1999.  Campos attended Colorado State University where she placed third in the Mountain West Conference Championship and was named to the Mountain West All-Conference team.  She earned Mountain West Academic All-Conference team honors all four years, and was a National Golf Coaches Association Academic All American Scholar all four years.  In 2005 she was named CSU Most Outstanding Senior Scholar Athlete.  Campos continues to hold the CSU records as 3rd Best NCAA Tournament Performance in School History, 9th Best Career Stroke Average, 10th Best Single Season Scouring Average, 11th Best Single Season Top 10 Finishes and 11th Best Career Top 10 Finishes.


Leonard Navarrete – 1993 Westwood High School, Wrestling - VIDEO
A three-sport athlete, Leonard Navarrete is being recognized for his achievements in wrestling.  Leonard lettered in football three years as a running back and corner back.  He lettered in Track.  As a Wrestler, Navarrete lettered three years.  He was second in State in 1992 and became the 5A State Champion in 1993.  He made it to the third round in the High School National Tournament and won the Gold Medal at the Grand Canyon State Games.  Navarrete continued wrestling at Phoenix Community College finishing fifth in the National Junior College Athletic Association and making the All-American Team.  He wrestled with the Sunkist Kids International Wrestling club until 1994.


Steve McKane – 1993 Mesa High School, Football - VIDEO
Playing football at Mesa High, Steve McKane was a vital part of two State Championship teams.  He was named USA Today honorable mention All-American, Blue Chip All-American, All-State team as a linebacker and offensive center, Central Region Defensive Player of the Year, All-East Valley center and linebacker, and MVP of the 1992 State Championship game.  During his senior year of high school, McKane had 112 unassisted tackles, 123 assisted tackles, 11 sacks, and 1 interception.  He continued his football accolades while playing for the University of Utah.  He received multiple “100% Hustle” awards, making key plays in key games.  He started as a center and on special teams, earning Player of the Game versus rival Brigham Young University.  McKane’s love of football did not end on the playing field.  McKane coached two seasons with Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona.  He was an assistant defensive line coach at Brigham Young University for two years.  He coached at Western Illinois University, where his team held opponents to 116.8 rushing yards per game.  In 2007 his defensive line led the league with 27 sacks, and ranked among the nations top 25 teams in six categories. McKane served as the head football coach at Florence High School in Arizona before passing away from a heart attack October 8, 2013 at age 38.


Tiffany Tavee – 2003 Dobson High School, Golf
Tiffany Tavee lettered all four years in golf.  She is a four time All-City Selection, two-time All-State athlete, and co-captain of the Dobson golf team.  She medaled every match in 2002, earning the title of Girl Golfer of the Year and winning the 5A Individual State Championship.  Tavee attended Arizona State University, where she recorded nine top ten finishes.  She earned 2005 PAC-10 All-Academic Second Team selection, 2006 PAC-10 All-Academic First Team selection, 2006 NGCA All-American Honorable Mention, and 2005/2006 NGCA All-American Scholar Team Selection.  She is currently playing on the Symetra Tour & Ladies Asian Golf tour.  She finished 2nd at the 2007 USI Championship and 2011 South Shore Championship.  She competed in the 2007 and 2013 US Women’s Open.


Tom Freestone – 1956 Mesa High School, Wrestling - VIDEO
Tom Freestone was a two-sport athlete at Mesa High school: Football and Wrestling.  As a football player, he was named First-string Arizona All-star defensive guard.  As a Varsity wrestler, Freestone won the Constellation State Championship for 175lbs in 1955 and became the AIA State Champion in 1956 and earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler trophy.  He continued with football at Brigham Young University as a right guard and linebacker.  Freestone took up weight lifting and placed second in the Tucson Invitational in 1957, second in the Arizona State Weight lifting and South West Regional Championships in 1958.  He placed first in the San Pedro Valley State Championship.  By 1960, Freestone became a Heavy Weight Division Professional Wrestler for two years.


Coach Mary Morris, Mountain View High School, Girls Track - VIDEO
Coach Mary Morris began her coaching career at Mountain View as a volunteer girls track coach in 1983.  A year later she was hired as an assistant coach.  Coach Morris became the head girls track coach in 1988.  She credits her coaching success to the wonderful athletes she had the pleasure of coaching.  Morris loved being out with these athletes, working with them, motivating them and watching them succeed. 


Mountain View High School, Girls Track - 1993 AIA 5A State Champion
Team members: Shannon Adair, Erin Bethel, Jacque Cartwright, Melissa Crawford, Karleen Geddes, Debbi Gonzales, Holly Gonzales, Hillary Hallows, Kristen Haymore, Elizabeth Higginbotham, Lindsay Humble, T. Johnson, Michelle Kappes, Lisa Klein, Marlis Kuerschner, Anne Lambert, Brianna Lewis, Mindi Olson, Jan Peterson, Amy Peyton, Alicia Phelps, Amy Phelps, Julie Pothier, Dusanka Potkonjak, Julie Prestwich, Erica Rang, Tiffany Riley, Kristen Rudd, J. Schnet, Gina Serignese, Jennifer Steele, Jennifer Stevenson, Ali Stewart, Kelly Strickland, Natalie Tolman, Larissa Vahling, Joanna Weindorf, Melissa Wells, Melissa Whetten, Tasha Whiting


Mountain View High School, Football - 1993 AIA 5A State Champion 
Tim Loria, Sam Partain, Dane Chaffee, Tyler Wheeler, Brandon Berkley, Joel Gilbert, Francisco Vallecillos, Andre Gardner, Bradley Bosley, Josh Underwood, Fernando Cortes, Shane Breinholt, Jon Wallace, Cameron Heath, David Farnsworth, Nate Flake, M. Rhomer, JB Patterson, Nate Sanders, John Tatum, H. Pierson, Tracy Kerr, Brad Griffith, Mr. D. Kramer, Mr. Jesse Parker, Mr. Robert Robinson, Mr. Jerry Wheeler, Mr. H. Gee, Gretchen Schlict, Lisa Traynor, Mark Mabry, Shay Johnson, Bryan Brotemarkle, Kevin King, Justin Richardson, Edward Montero, Nathan Yetter, Douglas Edmunds, Tyson Ripley, Jalen Rudd, Craig Nelson, Seth Darst, Kurt Wallin, Joe Germaine, Tim Steadman, Brock Hansen, Chris Malone, Don Riggs, Preston Pierce, Brian Skiba, David Campbell, Daniel Woods, Steven Sylvester, Mike Hughes, Josh Lowe, Ben Kerby, Mike Gordon, Scott Woffinden, Nate Barber, Griffin Goodman, Guymon Crandall, Josh Freemole, Travis Schureman


 Westwood High School, Boys Cross Country - 1993 AIA 5A State Champion
Geoff Lewis, Tim Boyle, Tony Ochoa, John Aldredge, Rob Bodine, Jon Harris, Gabe Scabby, Jacob Williams, Coach Kyle Sawyer, Scott Adams, John Laurie, Rusty Freestone, Brandon Vela, Adam Herron, David Bailly, Matt Ells, Randall Bailey